My blogging and my research rely on rapid, electronic access to the latest publications in all the leading medical, health services research, and health economics journals. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, I am unable to obtain that from any of the organizations with which I am affiliated. (I have tried, really, really tried, and for years, with all the organizations. They know who they are. They are all doing the best they can, and I appreciate them all. They just have failed me in this one way.)
Some friends and colleagues have stepped up and filled the gap, for which I am grateful. Thank you! But some of those supports are going away. Others are less than ideal. I should be able to get papers I need by myself, and not have to email others and wait for them to do that work. Frankly, I’m sick of the patchwork support I’ve stitched together. Can I do better?
Let’s see! If you’re at an institution that can offer me what I need, let’s talk! I’m happy to exchange top notch* library access for something. It could be just good PR, but make me an offer! The marginal cost to your institution would be very low.
* It’s got to deliver PDFs of papers for the very latest issues and early releases of all the major journals in the fields I mentioned. Not all libraries at all universities do this. Some can only delver them delayed by some months. Even weeks of delay is no good to me. I want it as it comes out. That’s what I need to do what I do.